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Title Livery medal for the Worshipful Company of Cooks
Nationality British
Period c 1919-38

The coat of arms of the Cooks Livery Company is on the obverse, with the date 1482 below, while on the reverse there is: 'Perry Toulson Gardner // ADMITTED ON THE LIVERY // 3rd DECEMBER 1919. // AND ON THE COURT // 17th JULY 1929'. On the silver-gilt bar on the ribbon, it is marked 'MASTER 1938'. The medal itself is struck in silver gilt.

Perry Toulson Gardner was, therefore, Master of the Company in 1938 and obviously a chef of some distinction to have achieved this rank, having been accepted to the Company in 1919.

It is mounted on its original red and white silk ribbon and the metalwork is in AVF condition. There are no hallmarks, as these medals would have been privately purchased by the guilds direct from the makers and, therefore, no need for any hallmarking.

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[Militaria : Medals : British : 20th Century]


This is to confirm receipt of the item and I am very pleased with it.

P M, Australia, 02.05.2013

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011